Partial Park Closure
On Saturday, October 18, the Old House at Peace field will be closed for tours at 3:00 PM. The last full park tour leaving the Visitor Center is at 1:15 PM. The Birthplaces and the Visitor Center will remain open until 5:00 PM.
Visit the United First Parish Church
The United First Parish Church is an important part of the Adams story and is just a short walk away from the Visitor Center. Both Presidents and their First Ladies are buried inside of the chuch. Tours are offered daily between April 19th and November 10th on a walk up basis. Fees apply.
The Abigail Adams Birthplace
The Abigail Adams Historical Society maintains Abigail’s birthplace in tribute to this most distinguished American Woman. The Birthplace, located in Weymouth, Massachusetts, depicts early colonial life. The Society opens the birthplace to the public for tours each summer. Much work and restoration have gone into the preservation of this historic house so that it may be preserved and maintained as a memorial to Weymouth’s most distinguished daughter, Abigail Smith Adams. Located in Weymouth, Massachusetts at the intersection of North and Norton Streets. A small admission fee is charged. (781) 335-4205
Adams Academy /Quincy Historical Society
In his will, John Adams deeded 211 acres of land to the town of Quincy to be used to build a classical school when income from the property had been realized. John Adams established the Adams Temple and School Fund, to carry out his wishes. When the Adams Academy opened in 1871, it was known as one of the nation's finest preparatory schools for young men. Students came from all over the country and from other nations to attend. The school closed on April 22, 1907, since then, the money from the Fund has benifitted Quincy Public Schools and the Woodward School for Girls. In 1893, Charles Francis Adams Jr., John Adams' great-grandson, was instrumental in establishing the Quincy Historical Society, headquartered in the Academy since 1972 and home to the Quincy History Museum. The museum and gift shop are open to the public, a small admission fee is charged. Please call for hours.
Adams Academy/Quincy Historical Society
USS Salem /U.S. Naval Shipbuilding Museum
Did You Know?
John Quincy Adams kept a pet Alligator in the White House while he was president.